Impressive Bayern grab Super Cup

Bayern Munich gained some revenge for the 2012 Champions League final defeat by Chelsea when they beat the Premier League club 5-4 on penalties after a thrilling UEFA Super Cup ended 2-2 at the end of extra-time on Friday.

Nine penalties in a row were scored before Chelsea substitute Romelu Lukaku had a tame effort saved by keeper Manuel Neuer to give the Champions League winners victory over the Europa League holders.

Earlier, Fernando Torres put the Londoners ahead with a sublime first-time finish from a cross by Andre Schuerrle in the eighth minute and Franck Ribery equalised with a 25-metre drive that eluded a diving Petr Cech in the 47th.

Chelsea had Brazil midfielder Ramires sent off in the 85th minute for a second bookable offence but Jose Mourinho's 10 men went back in front three minutes into extra-time.

Eden Hazard picked the ball up on the left flank and cut inside past two defenders to unleash a venemous right-foot strike that went straight through Neuer's hands.

Pep Guardiola's Bayern continued to dominate possession, much like they did under Jupp Heynckes in the Champions League final.

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